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Old 05-12-2007, 01:24 AM   #1
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Default Are the Rooneys Cheap???

for those who think so, i would suggest reading this:


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Old 05-12-2007, 05:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: Are the Rooneys Cheap???

I have never thought the Rooney's were cheap. They just do not pay an ungodly amount to any one player like the Colts with Peyton Manning.
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:02 AM   #3
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5 Super Bowl Championships...4 in 6 years...

Hall Of Fame Inductees

Arthur J. Rooney
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*Jerome Bettis...Bill Cowher, and maybe Hines Ward likely to be inducted first year
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:18 AM   #4
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Default Re: Are the Rooneys Cheap???

Are the Rooney's cheap. well, of course they are. its that a bad thing? not necessarily. i have always thought that the steelers do business in a way that prevents players egos from taking over the atmosphere on the team. football after all is the ultimate 'team sport' because everyone must work together towards a goal, and there are many blockers, etc who don't get recognition. this is a great way to run a football team. you will never hear TO saying he want to go to pittsburgh.

why should you double your coach's salary because he won a super bowl. sure you want to treat him right, but when he appears to be content w/ sliding thru a season that included some very bad loses to teams like the raiders, should you really be giving him a raise??? i don't know if it's right, but you do not see fat, contented players or coaches on the steelers.

in this situation though, i think that you have a premiere player in the league, who is in a very valuable position. guards are becoming highly paid, and this is a guy who helped build a legacy here. i don't know what the feelings have been behind the scenes, but i think he should be paid a little more $4 million a year. but when you make statements like he has this week, the writing is on the wall.

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Old 05-12-2007, 08:27 AM   #5
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Default Re: Are the Rooneys Cheap???

The Steelers are very unsentimental when it comes to refusing to pay vets for past rather than anticipated future performance. Furthermore, the only time I recall the Steelers paying cutting edge salaries for a position is when they overpaid Scott and Washington as CBs, which ended badly.

Their business model has worked very well for the past 15 years, but successful business models do not always work as the market changes and leaders then become laggards (see, e.g., IBM to Microsoft to Google). As T.H. has posted, the Steelers model of not renegotiating until the final year of the contract is forcing the Steelers to always pay the current going rate rather than lock up players earlier for less $$. Faneca could have been signed last year to a long term deal for a lot less than he wants now - the Steelers will not pay the new price point, so I suppose it can be argued in that sense they are "cheap" (or living within their means).

That having been said, if the Steelers offer to Faneca not only does not pay him as one of the top 10 guards but does not even give him a raise (as has been reported), it is pretty clear they are lowballing him. That may be good business but it does not mean Faneca should meekly thank the Steelers for the honor of getting to wear the Black & Gold - it is strictly business on both sides.
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Cheap?No,if they were cheap they wouldn't have to cut players like Joey Porter just to get enough cap room to make a FA signing or two and get thier rookies under contract.

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I want Matt Millen to buy our football team. NOW. While other teams are making playoff runs and winning Super Bowls we have been making horrible personnel decisions, doing horribly in the draft and bringing in a new mascot. I know for a fact that I could do a better job than the Rooney's. Hire me!

Please, just ignore our more current Super Bowl victory and our playoff runs, just trust me on this one. This organization is collapsing and of course I know what it takes to turn things around. 83-Steelers-43 will take care of everything folks.
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Cheap? No.

Lousy at managing the money available, and poor at the interpersonal skills that make negotiating easier? Maybe.
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Cheap... no. Smart... yes. If the rest of the NFL jumps off a salary bridge, should the Steelers?????????????
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Rooney's being cheap is a lie

Nuttings beating cheap, we can talk.

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